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Man who died in South Hill crash at Regal and Thurston identified; friend recalls ‘good neighbor’

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

The man who died Tuesday night in a crash at Regal Street and Thurston Avenue has been identified as 20-year-old Hasan Marzoog.

Marzoog died after driving through a stop sign and crashing into a car, fire hydrant, power pole and fence, according to the Spokane Police Department. Marzoog’s young passenger and people in the other vehicle sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Marzoog’s neighbor and friend, Abdi Mohamed, said Marzoog immigrated from Iraq with his mother, brother and sister a few years ago.

“Hasan is a good kid,” Mohamed said. “He’s a good neighbor, I know him almost four years. He works a lot. He takes care of his mom.”

Mohamed said Marzoog was likely heading to work for his overnight shift when the accident happened.

“I don’t know how this accident happened,” Mohamed said. “He was going to work, you know, you have to make a living; accidents happen.”

Mohamed, who immigrated from Kenya, said he feels for the Marzoog family, remembering how kind Marzoog’s mother has been to him. Mohamed even calls her mom.

“His family is a nice family,” he added.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Marzoog died from blunt-force injuries with the manner listed as “vehicular accident.”

Emergency crews responded at about 11:15 p.m. to find Marzoog trapped inside his car.

Firefighters were able to extricate him quickly, but he died at the hospital, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.

Police said the crash is under investigation and asked those with information to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 with reference No. 2020-20180709.

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